ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is facing federal charges for aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft.
Nicholas Baca appeared in federal court Friday for an arraignment. Investigators aren’t revealing many details, only saying that it happened last July.
When someone shines a laser pointer at an aircraft the pilots are temporarily blinded and that could cause them to lose control.
Pilots say it’s a potentially deadly situation.